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Introduction: themes of the book

Stephen Gorard

in Education Policy: Evidence of Equity and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447342144
eISBN:
9781447342212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342144.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter illustrates the difficulties of public policy-making in education. Within this sector, policy-making is evidence-informed, meaning that policy-makers and their advisers come up with ... More


What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Sheena Asthana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In recent years, tackling health inequalities has become a key policy objective in the UK. However, doubts remain about how best to translate broad policy recommendations into practice. One key area ... More


Restructuring large housing estates in Europe: Restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry

Ronald van Kempen, Karien Dekker, and Stephen Hall (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347756
eISBN:
9781447303237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

All over Europe, post-Second World War large-scale housing estates face physical, economic, social, and cultural problems. This book presents the key findings of a major EU-funded research programme ... More


Equality, identity and disability

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores equality, identity, disability and other related themes, and argues that, consistent with social work codes of ethics and mainstream social policy objectives, the disability ... More


Mind the gap! The UK's record in European perspective

Tom Rye

in Traffic jam: Ten years of 'sustainable' transport in the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420732
eISBN:
9781447304050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the changes or improvements in the transport sector in Great Britain from 1998 to 2008, and compares them with those of other European countries. It evaluates how far policy ... More


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